Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Unite: James I (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

Unite: James I (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

1613–15

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Gold

Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Weight: 9.958 g (0.35 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.189

Location

Did you know?

The shield of Scotland shows a lion while that of Ireland is the harp.

Description

The unite was one of the new denominations introduced after the coinage had been down-rated by ten percent and then restored in 1611. It was so named because the accession of James I brought about the union of the thrones of England and Scotland. On the obverse the king's titles now read James by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland. While on the reverse is a reference to Ezekiel 37:2 in the Vulgate Bible, I Will Make Them One Nation.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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